How to Apply

5 Easy Steps

For GRCC Degree or Certificate-Seeking Students:

1. Apply to GRCC

GRCC is an open-door institution. This means anyone can get access to a high quality education that will set them up for a great career, or get them ready to transfer to a four-year college or university.

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2. Submit your high school transcripts & SAT scores*

Transcript and SAT scores should be submitted to the GRCC Enrollment Center:


Fax: 616-234-3200

Mail: GRCC Admission
143 Bostwick NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

You may need to complete the GRCC placement test based on your high school transcript and SAT scores. Don’t worry! It’s not a pass or fail test. GRCC will simply use the results to help you decide which courses to take first.

*If you are pursuing an 18-week job training program, you will be asked to complete the ACT WorkKeys® assessment. SAT scores are not required for the job training programs. Visit for more information about the enrollment process.
3. Complete the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to be eligible for the Promise Zone Scholarship. We realize not everyone can file a FAFSA. If you have concerns about filing a FAFSA or you are unable to complete a FAFSA, please contact the Promise Zone Director via email at or by phone at (616) 234-4321.

Don’t be concerned if you get selected for FAFSA verification. Turn in the additional documents requested right away, before the semester starts.

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4. Register for GRCC New Student Orientation

During orientation you will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.

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5. Attend college!

Congratulations and welcome to the GRCC family!

We are excited to have you join our campus community.

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Guest Students

Enrolled or enrolling at a four-year college or university?
Use your Promise Zone Scholarship to earn transferable credits when you apply to GRCC as a guest student.

Before You Apply:

  • Consult with a representative at your four-year institution regarding your intention to dual enroll at both GRCC and the four-year institution.
  • Ask an academic advisor at your four-year institution what GRCC courses they would recommend that you take.
  • Visit GRCC's ClassFinder to see if the GRCC course you'd like to take is offered in the semester you'd like to take it.
  • Browse our Course Catalog to make sure you have met the class prerequisites.

How to Apply:

  • Complete the guest application at
  • Ask the Registrar at your home institution to complete Part II of the application and submit it to our Enrollment Center via email or fax:

After you Apply:

  1. Check your email for a welcome letter from GRCC. The welcome letter will contain your GRCC student ID number which you will need to create your MyGRCC account.
  2. Once you have created your MyGRCC Account, you are ready to enroll in your courses.


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